It's the one piece of news Daphne White never expected to hear: Her globe-trotting friend Skylar, who vowed never to get married, is engaged! First on the bride-to-be's agenda is a celebratory weekend in Manhattan with her two best girlfriends-her treat, of course. After two decades scaling the corporate ladder with ease, Skylar can more than afford it.
While Daphne is happy for Skylar, the timing of the trip couldn't be worse. Her own relationship is sputtering, and the debut novel she's finally finished-which she'd hoped would land her on the bestseller lists-appears to be going nowhere but the trash bin of every publishing house around. She doesn't want to spoil the weekend with bad news, so she arrives in New York determined to keep her disappointment under wraps. When she sees Skylar's spectacular Tribeca apartment, however, that becomes a little trickier. She and Skylar were academic peers in college. Could Daphne's life have been like this if she'd chosen a different path?
Daphne struggles to hide her feelings of inadequacy, but what she doesn't know is she's not the only one with a secret. Skylar and KC are also holding something back, but what? As the weekend unfolds, the truth about each woman emerges, along with tears.
And laughter. And love.
The fun-loving trio readers fell for in Wait for the Rain is together once more. Never underestimate the power of female friendship!
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Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings The sequel to Wait for Rain and I completely recommend starting at the first book in this series because this book may not make complete sense without it. The three friends Daphne, Skylar and KC are reunited in this one as they celebrate the out of the blue engagement of Skylar so they head to Skylar's in New York City. Of course when these girls reunite they egg each other on and its just fun.
After reading Wait for the Rain, I was excited to dive back into the lives of KC, Skylar, and Daphne. It's like catching up with old friends - I wanted to know all about what they had been up to. Was KC enjoying being a grandmother? Had Daphne found new love yet? And most importantly, Skylar was getting married?! To whom?! I needed answers to these questions! As it turns out, Bridges was an incredibly enjoyable read and much stronger of a story than its predecessor. One of my favorite aspects of this book was the setting. I'm a always a sucker for any book set in NYC, and Bridges was no exception. I loved getting to see KC and Daphne experience life in the city with Skylar. Maria did an excellent job of fleshing out the places - I had no problem visualizing the park KC and Daphne were running in or Skylar's lavish apartment. It made the story stronger in my opinion. In Bridges strong character development occurred for the three girls. In the previous book, much of the focuses was on Daphne and her problems; however, this time around, we get to see KC and Skylar admit and take on their own challenges. It made the two of them fully become three-deminsial characters, and I couldn't have been happier. Most importantly, it had me hooked on this book. I wanted to know what KC was hiding, and I wanted to see Skylar forge a relationship with her soon-to-be stepdaughter. As with Wait for the Rain, the friendship between the three girls in yet again the prime focus. It was exciting to see them find a new dynamic in the group as well as address bubbling issues they had with each other. By the end of their book, it was easy to see that their friendship was stronger than ever. What I especially loved about this book, though, was the little twists and turns Maria Murnane threw in. There was a couple of times I was taken back a little, especially when it came to Daphne's love life. That one turn at the very end involving an old character's reappearance? WOAH. I didn't except it to turn out as it did! Funny as well as charming, Bridges is a slam-dunk sequel. However, ward of warning: it will make you want to reunite with all your best friends for a fun weekend in New York. I can only hope we'll get to catch up with the gang again someday! Grade: A
It has been a year since the three friends were on vacation in the Caribbean. Daphne has taken time off to try and publish her first book based on their adventures but seems to be in the rejection rut. Skylar calls her up and invites her and KC to come to New York to celebrate her engagement. Besides being surprised, Daphne wants to be there for her friend but can’t help thinking about how her book is failing. While in New York and after seeing how successful Skylar is Daphne starts thinking that her life could have been better if she had made different choices. But not everything is great for these three women. They all have their burdens and this weekend is going to be about so much more than just an engagement. After having read Wait for the Rain I was excited to see what the three women had gotten themselves into. Each has found their own happiness and has their own issues but when Skylar shares her engagement the other two are very happy for her. But once Daphne sees how successful Skylar is jealousy rears its angry head. Each woman has their own problems that are going to come to the surface this weekend. But they are all strong and there for each other. Together they can overcome whatever difficulties they are facing. This is a great story and I love all the emotions you will go through reading it. I can related to Daphne feeling like a failure then being jealous of Skylar. Not one of her finest moments but the pain had to come out before they could help her heal. But that goes for all three women. I have to say I think Sloane stole the show with her dating stories. If it could go wrong in dating I swear it would for her. This is a follow up book from Wait for the Rain but it could be read as a standalone book. If you like the drama and the strength behind a great group of friends you will like this book. I received Bridges from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.